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The idea of a book based on a collection of lace now in the Cecil Higgins Art gallery, Bedfordshire, arose in an
interest shown in his lace by pracrising lacemakers who, in the last few years ahve revived what was once a local cottage
industry as a craft of leisure. The collection was bequeathed to the town of Bedford in 1945 by Miss Amy Lester, She was the
daughter of Thomas James Lester, the last member of a family who had been in business as lace dealers in Bedford from the 1820's to 1905.
Thomas Lester, his Lace and the East Midlands Industry: $45.00